Montana Outdoors

December 4, 2013

Lower Geiger Lake

Lower Geiger Lake

In October I posted a similar photo of this lake in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness but now I wanted to see this one with the WordPress snowflakes. It was snowing on the day the photo was taken.



  1. It’s gorgeous, Terry.


    Comment by seekraz — December 4, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

    • There’s another lake a couple of miles up the trail, then a pass that crosses the spine of the wilderness. I can hardly wait until next summer lets me go up there again!


      Comment by montucky — December 4, 2013 @ 8:50 pm

  2. This one almost looks like two seasons – one for the high country and one for the low. Beautiful on both counts.The snowflakes add something special.


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — December 4, 2013 @ 8:26 pm

    • I wish I could get to it in winter. The snow there would be very deep and the lake, frozen.


      Comment by montucky — December 4, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

  3. such a gorgeous place and photo
    fun with the snowflakes 😉


    Comment by Tammie — December 4, 2013 @ 8:27 pm

    • October was the first time I visited that lake and I fell in love with it. It might even be closer to you than it is from here, and an easy but fairly steep trail up to it.


      Comment by montucky — December 4, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

  4. I see that Friday and Saturday night in Billings the temperature is expected to go down to -20°. Happy early winter.


    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — December 4, 2013 @ 8:31 pm

    • Yes, Billings gets in on those Canadian cold fronts every time. I’m glad it’s 600 miles away, but we are supposed to see -13 for the weekend too. It’s +6 at the moment, headed for -9 tonight.


      Comment by montucky — December 4, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

  5. It’s so clear and vivid-looking. And I love the WP snow!!!!!!


    Comment by Candace — December 4, 2013 @ 9:43 pm

    • I’m so glad that the lake is tucked back inside the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness and is therefore protected. Can you imagine what it would be like were it along a highway and open to development?


      Comment by montucky — December 4, 2013 @ 10:06 pm

  6. That is a really beautiful photo! I especially like it with the little falling snowflakes on your page too… it’s like looking out a window onto a snowy day 🙂


    Comment by The Lonely Dogs — December 4, 2013 @ 10:44 pm

    • There was a period of time that day when the scenery looked exactly like that, with huge snowflakes drifting down.


      Comment by montucky — December 4, 2013 @ 10:47 pm

  7. Beautiful enough to be framed and on a wall…


    Comment by Roberta — December 4, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

  8. Nice contrast between the warmth of the colors in the foreground and the cold snow in the background.



    Comment by knightofswords — December 4, 2013 @ 11:39 pm

    • I’m pretty sure if it were possible to be there today, there would not be a contrast. That’s very heavy snow country. One of my fondest wishes now is that I will be healthy enough to post more photos of that lake next summer and of the country several miles above it!


      Comment by montucky — December 5, 2013 @ 7:46 pm

  9. What a fantastic and absolutely beautiful view … // Maria


    Comment by mariayarri — December 5, 2013 @ 2:08 am

    • I fell in love with that region last summer, Maria. It is all beautiful up there!


      Comment by montucky — December 5, 2013 @ 7:47 pm

  10. It’s a beautiful spot and It looks like a great place to fish, but I imagine the snow must get pretty deep there in winter.


    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — December 5, 2013 @ 5:29 am

    • That general area gets the most precipitation os anywhere in Montana. It wouldn’t be surprising to see ten or more feet of snow on that lake


      Comment by montucky — December 5, 2013 @ 7:48 pm

  11. A little fall color and snow, very nice!


    Comment by centralohionature — December 5, 2013 @ 7:03 am

  12. What a nice blend of color and snowfall. It looks just like fall in the High Sierra, which I suppose is similar in climate to Montana.


    Comment by Sue — December 5, 2013 @ 7:31 am

    • I think it would be similar to that part of Montana.


      Comment by montucky — December 5, 2013 @ 7:49 pm

  13. That works. Don’t you just love technology.


    Comment by anniespickns — December 5, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    • Did you know that you can change the direction of the falling snow by using your mouse. Adds yet another dimension.


      Comment by anniespickns — December 5, 2013 @ 8:06 am

      • Yes, I’ve played with that too. It was a great idea for WordPress to install the snow, at least for those of us who post photos from the northern parts of the world.


        Comment by montucky — December 5, 2013 @ 7:51 pm

    • I love that part of it at least.


      Comment by montucky — December 5, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

  14. I LOVE your Montana photos. I miss getting up there to our family cabin on Flathead Lake. This image is gorgeous.


    Comment by pam — December 5, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    • Thanks Pam! That cabin would be a great place to spend some time this winter! We love the snow here, sitting by a warm fire!


      Comment by montucky — December 5, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

  15. I love the contrast here between the warmth of the remaining color and the snow, but it has to be just as beautiful when it’s snow covered. For that matter, it’s surely just as beautiful in spring. We’ll hope you’re in prime trekking condition when the new season rolls around!


    Comment by shoreacres — December 5, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

    • Thanks! If I were now in trekking condition I would be visiting there next week. The good news is that I may be able to hike again come spring.


      Comment by montucky — December 5, 2013 @ 10:44 pm

  16. Ahhhhh…. montucky, this is a wonderful photo and perfect with the snowflakes. If I could just enter through my screen to this magical landscape…


    Comment by Inspired and pretty — December 6, 2013 @ 10:49 am

  17. The snowflakes make the photo seem so much more real. I like that I don’t feel the cold, though. 😀 Love you!


    Comment by Juls — December 6, 2013 @ 4:07 pm

    • It did snow while we were at the lake, then rain, then more snow. Cold!

      Love you too!


      Comment by montucky — December 6, 2013 @ 7:44 pm

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